A&B Ingredients now provides the robust flavor of umami as part of its line of natural flavor enhancers. Our new Mediterranean Umami is an all-natural flavor booster extracted from tomato, seaweed and mushrooms. It contributes to intensifying the flavor profile of a wide variety of food products. Considered to be one of the five basic flavors, Umami adds to the taste intensity of foods, making them more succulent and memorable.
Umami distinct flavor is caused by the interaction of glutamates, naturally occurring amino acids, with the receptors on the tongue. Often referred to as “the fifth taste,” it is clearly not sweet, sour, bitter, or salty, but rather savory. In addition to having a unique standalone flavor, umami also enhances the flavor of foods to which it is added, making them fuller, richer and more intense – all in a clean label environment.
Mediterranean Umami is an all-natural ingredient that enables food manufacturers to fulfill growing consumer demands for clean-label products with simple ingredients. As an added benefit, our Mediterranean Umami also helps significantly reduce sodium content while enhancing the umami flavor.
Ultimately, Mediterranean Umami has double effect – it provides sodium reduction and combined natural flavor boosters. Because of its functionality, robust taste and clean-label, Mediterranean Umami is the preferred solution vs. others such as MSG and yeast extracts. There are no artificial flavors.
In short, the extraordinary flavor of A&B Ingredients’ Mediterranean Umami is a welcome addition to any food and beverage manufacturer’s ingredients toolbox!
Among the benefits of Mediterranean Umami are:
- Substantial sodium reduction – Up to 45%
- Clean label
- All-natural – Non-GMO
- Retains savory flavor profile
- Applicable to a broad variety of products
A&B Ingredients offers a unique range of vegetable proteins, natural mold inhibitors, low sodium sea salts, antimicrobials, natural shelf life extenders, probiotics, natural flavor enhancers, and natural antioxidants.